Monday, September 24, 2018

South African schools to teach Kiswahili

South African schools will from 2020 offer Kiswahili as an optional language for learners, the minister for basic education, Angie Motshekga said on Monday. Motshekga,...

Burkina Faso tasked to reset anti-FGM fight as 50 girls suffer...

The Burkinabe government has been tasked to toughen its efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the wake of a report...

Nigeria declares national disaster over flooding in four states

The Nigerian government on Monday declared a national disaster over flooding that has affected four states – Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. The declaration was...

Bringing an ancient African savings system into the digital age

Dakar, Senegal (CNN): In one suburb of Dakar, Senegal's capital, every week, one person lands a sum of money that is tantamount to a jackpot. There's...

How Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set an astonishing new marathon world record on Sunday, running two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin. In doing...

Bloodshed as fish shortage sparks conflict on Africa’s Great Lakes

RWENSHAMA Ugandan navy speedboats sliced through murky Lake Edward towards a fleet of wooden canoes carrying illegal fishermen from the Democratic Republic of Congo, hightailing...

Nairobi Ranked Sixth Wealthiest Africa City

Nairobi is East Africa’s wealthiest city and the sixth in Africa after Durban, Cape Town, Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg, a new report says. The study...

12 infant bodies discovered in boxes at Pumwani Maternity Hospital

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s Monday morning impromptu tour of Pumwani Maternity Hospital turned grim with the discovery of 12 infant bodies in paper bags. Sonko, through...

Parents Are Using ‘Dubious Tactics’ To Get Their Kids Into A...

Almost a third of parents know someone who has used ethically dubious tactics to get their children into a good school, such as renting a second home or using...

In Kenya, it’s not fake news, it’s fake dues

During the last election in Kenya, we were hit by waves upon waves of fake news articles. We received fake pictures of Raila. We...